Behind the Scenes: Where in the World is Lifekind?

Here at Lifekind, we’re blessed to be able to work in a beautiful part of the world. Our little town of Grass Valley is located in Northern California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s part of the “gold country,” or Mother Lode, region to which thousands of people came from all over the world during the 1849 Gold Rush. Grass Valley was the richest town in all the Mother Lode. The Empire, its most profitable mine, operated until 1957, and is now a popular state park. Most of the mining is over now, but vestiges remain. The Lifekind office is located on the site of the old Crown Point Mine, and rusted mining equipment and the remnants of an old stone wall overlook our parking area. Our corporate offices are here, along with our warehouse from which we send out smaller items such as sheets, pillows, and personal-care products. (Mattresses, pillow tops, and other made-to-order items are sent directly from our factory in Yuba City, 40 miles west.)   Grass Valley’s Victorian downtown, oak-covered hills, river canyons, and vibrant arts and cultural scene are major tourist draws, but there’s a fair amount of manufacturing here, too – especially high-tech and video-systems equipment. We’re surrounded by Tahoe National Forest, and our more cosmopolitan neighbor, Nevada City, is right next door. We can leave after breakfast and be in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, the Napa Valley, or Yosemite by lunch. It’s a good place to live.   All that AND being able to work at an organic company that’s truly making a difference in the world. What’s not to love?    :)